Stitching together a darker side of cartoon images – in pictures | Life and style

American artist Peter Frederiksen grew up on Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck. “Every Saturday morning was spent watching Warner Bros cartoons with my father,” he says. He now uses these images in his embroideries ‘because they’re instantly familiar, but for that same reason they can be made unexpected.’

His work is surprisingly abstract and unsettling. ‘My main themes revolve around fears, uncertainty and expectation. These works deal with things most people experience. Cartoons create some universality.’

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